The Hunterian Museum, with it’s free admission policy gives you the opportunity to meet the secrets of human body and to see what it looks like when Mother Nature botches something up. The museum, located at the Royal College of Surgeons, also presents zoological specimens, so you can find out what’s inside your pet.
In 1799 the government purchased the collection of John Hunter, a highly regarded, 18th-century Scottish surgeon and scientist. This formed the basis of the Hunterian Collection, which has since been supplemented by others including the Odontological Collection and the natural history collections of Richard Owen, an English biologist, comparative anatomist and palaeontologist.
The Hunterian Museum displays more than 3500 anatomical and pathological specimens, including the Evelyn tables (a set of four anatomical preparations on wooden boards that are thought to be the oldest such objects in Europe), the skeleton of the “Irish giant” Charles Byrne, and many surgical instruments, drawings, sculptures and wax models.